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FORGET OIL – FOOD IS THE NEW GLOBAL CRISIS
The End of Cheap Food (Economist 12/9/07)
UN warns on soaring food prices (BBC 12/17/07)

Last paragraph: “The use of land to grow plants which can be used to make alternative fuels – and the use of food crops themselves for fuel – has reduced food supplies and helped push up prices.”

Resisting the Globalization of Food: The Return of the Bread Riot (CounterPunch 12/20/07)
The poor get diabetes, the rich get local and organic (Alternet 1/9/08)
Why the Era of Cheap Food is Over (Alternet 1/7/08)
Agribusiness Giants seek to gain Worldwide Control over our Food Supply (Global Research 1/7/08)
Food riots and malnutrition fears (Guardian, UK 12/4/07)
50 ways to cut your food bill (Treehugger 11/28/07)
Cities study lack of healthy food; ‘food deserts’ (USA Today 1/24/08)
Squeeze’s effects amplified on less affluent (Wall St Journal 1/3/08)
NAFTA jeopardizes Mexican sugarcane industry (Prensa Latina 12/24/07)
Food Versus Fuel (Forbes 11/15/07)
100 Items That Disappear First In An Emergency (The Power Hour)
Forget Oil, the New Global Crisis is Food (Survival Acres)
Commodities go ‘ka-ching’; consumers go ‘ouch’ (USA Today 12/2/07)
Riots and Hunger Feared as Demand for Grain Sends Food Costs Soaring (Guardian, UK 12/4/07)

EXCERPT: “Recent pasta protests in Italy, tortilla rallies in Mexico and onion demonstrations in India are just the start of the social instability to come unless there is a fundamental shift to boost production of staple foods”

 

Related:

1/28/08: Economic News Roundup

1/28/08: Economy: Currency Wars

1/26/08: Alternatives to Corporate Power and Misc Corporate News

1/22/08: Top Corporate Business News

1/22/08: Corporate Lawsuits, Settlements and Corruption Update

1/11/08: Corporate Corruption News

12/4/07: $9 Trillion in debt, $1 homes 94% foreclosure increase & more

11/13/07: Economic Canary: News and Analysis

11/10/07: Economic News Round up

11/1/07: Even more corporate crimes and misdemeanors

10/18/07: Corporate State of America

9/18/07: Economic News Round up

8/8/07: Economic News: Have We Crashed Yet?

7/15/07: US and International Economic News

6/30/07: The Economy is just the Canary

6/23/07: News on the Economy

6/14/07: US Economy on the Downslide

 

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